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Why Delivery and Parcel & Post should consider BYOD

Thomas Mörtl Zimmerer

Account Executive at Anyline

Nov 26, 2021

Adopting a bring your own device (BYOD) model has many benefits for parcel and post companies. Firstly, they don’t have to buy and maintain devices for their employees. They can also reduce overall training costs, since people already know how to use their own devices.
Sounds easy, right? But getting it right requires the right apps and processes which will work on a wide range of devices, and be capable of completing every task employees will face.

So what is the process of integrating essential tools that a courier needs in a single mobile device?

2. BYOD for Delivery and Parcel & Post

The last mile of delivery is usually the most difficult for most companies to accomplish. This short distance has many obstacles such as route planning, traffic, meeting customers and obtaining proof of delivery. As a result, the last mile often has the highest costs for delivering a product to a customer.

Trends like BYOD policies can reduce these costs, but delivery companies that implement them must also integrate the functions of multiple devices into a single device. While these companies often have GPS and delivery management apps already loaded onto their smartphones, they often use dedicated devices for other functions such as ID and barcode scanning or proof of delivery (PoD). The use of couriers’ own devices for these purposes eliminates the need to train them on dedicated devices, thus reducing errors due to misuse of the device.

4. Integration for BYOD policies

Anyline’s mobile data capture solutions provide an efficient means of scanning barcodes with mobile devices that have a camera. Our solutions also work in adverse conditions such as low light levels, poor weather and locations without internet connectivity. Delivery companies can also implement Anyline’s Barcode and ID scanning SDK into their existing processes, eliminating the need for couriers to switch devices during deliveries. Anyline’s scanning solutions work with multiple operating systems, including iOS, Android and Windows. We also support common integration frameworks such as Xamarin, React Native and Cordova.

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